The Book of Life

The Book of Life

  • Director: Jorge R. Gutiérrez
  • Writer: Jorge R. Gutiérrez,Doug Langdale
  • Countries of origin: United States, Mexico, Canada
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Release date: October 17, 2014
  • Sound mix: Dolby
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1
  • Also known as: The Day of the Dead
  • "The Book of Life" is a fantasy animation film directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez, written by Douglas Langdale, and dubbed by Diego Luna , Channing Tatum , and Zoe Saldana . It was released in Mexico in 2014. 
    The film tells the tortuous friendship and love story among three childhood sweethearts, Manolo, Maria and Joaquin.


    • Release date October 17, 2014
    • Production companies Reel FX Creative Studios, Twentieth Century Fox, Chatrone

    Box office


    $50,000,000 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada


    Opening weekend US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Lina 2022-04-19 09:02:25

      Dream-seeking travel notes 9 points? Then you haven't read the book of life!

      This cartoon, Xunmenghuan Travels is much better. If Xunmenghuan Travels has 9 points, it should give this book of life 10 points. It seems that it has not been released in China. If you have seen this first, you will not feel how fresh the travelogue is. I watched it on a plane flying to the UK 3 years ago, and it shocked me at the time. The subject matter was refreshing, and it was different from the usual cartoon routines I watched!

      Compared with "Dream", it is also the theme of...

    • By Torrey 2022-04-19 09:02:25

      Which culture in the world is the strongest but the most beautiful and the leader

      Which of the world's cultures is strong, but beautiful, strong, and dominant

      . Culture is not something that can be shot out of one or two talks.

      She needs technology, national wisdom, integration, equality, respect, and openness, tolerance, and acceptance of all cultural differences. In addition to the creative environment, people from all over the world need to be brought together to exert the greatest centripetal force for a work in this innovative land....

    • By Santino 2022-04-19 09:02:25

      I haven't seen such a wonderful animation in a long time.

      Frankly, the look in this movie is not my type, and if it wasn't for the 20th Century Forbes title, I might have passed it in the first place. At that time, I thought, it is understandable that people give up the normal style and use this exaggerated shape. But the rare thing is that soon after, presumably starting with the bet, I was hooked and felt interested in continuing to watch. And in the middle of the story, it's no exaggeration to say that I'm already caught up in it, and my attention...

    • By Spencer 2022-04-19 09:02:25

      Plot running account - record for yourself

      The museum administrator was depressed to welcome the last group of tourists today, a group of naughty children. The beautiful lady administrator took the guide board and wanted to show this group of small tourists something special.

         They came to Mexico, which is gorgeous, colorful and full of Mexican cultural elements. She showed them the Book of Life, which recorded everyone's experiences. The custodian of the Book of Life was a candle maker with a cloud beard. According to...

    • By Abbey 2022-04-19 09:02:25

      A good educational classic cartoon for the whole family to watch

      It's a typical American cartoon. You guessed the general direction of the story within 5 minutes of the first chapter. The good side will finally embrace the beauty, and of course, there will be some setbacks before the beauty.
      The guitarist Manolo and the military hero Joaquin both love Maria, the sea turtle, who loves Manolo, but his father prefers Joaquin. And the immortal Civaldo cheated to keep Manolo and Maria separated by yin and yang in order to make a bet.
      In this film, the...

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    • By Linnea 2022-04-24 07:01:16

      The combination of 3D animation and puppet animation works well! Art is...

    • By Daron 2022-04-24 07:01:16

      The graphics are gorgeous, but the plot is too weak. But for the seriousness of preparing an animated film in 2014, I still have to praise...

    • By Bo 2022-04-24 07:01:16

      Exotic magic, very...

    • By Theo 2022-04-24 07:01:16

      The style of painting is very unique, the story is not bad, the Mexican flavor is actually sandwiched with other seasonings, it seems that it is not very...

    • By Glen 2022-04-23 07:03:09

      Beautiful, the shape is too beautiful, the death culture of Mexico is really...

    Evaluation action

    "The Book of Life" has bizarre character modeling, colorful and gorgeous scenes, and amazing visual style. (Sohu Entertainment Review) 
    The film is full of distinctive Mexican elements: the characters have traditional costumes and musical instruments, the colorful totems that can be seen everywhere in the city of memory, even the hero Manolo faces a series of trials, the giants, The giant cow and the huge balls in the maze are also...
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    Movie quotes

    • Grandma: Kids today, with their long hair and their no killing stuff.

    • Manolo: So, my father tells me you hate bull fighters.

    • Chakal: I hate everybody.